The table below looks at the statistics for Continuous Improvement skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Continual Improvement
Rank 91 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Continuous Improvement 41 29 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.10% 1.86% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.26% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 36
Average salary £42,279 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.79% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £36,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.29%
Continuous Improvement
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1630 1285 1623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.33% 82.32% 77.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1033 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Continuous Improvement
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Continuous Improvement Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region.

Continuous Improvement Salary Trend in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Continuous Improvement Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Continuous Improvement
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -27 9 £42,279 +20.79%
Knutsford - 8 £44,000 - 2
Macclesfield - 5 £45,000 -
Continuous Improvement
North West

Continuous Improvement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement.

1 19 (27.94%) IBM
2 18 (26.47%) Finance
3 16 (23.53%) Quality Management
3 16 (23.53%) Java
3 16 (23.53%) DB2
3 16 (23.53%) MySQL
4 15 (22.06%) UNIX
4 15 (22.06%) Six Sigma
5 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
5 14 (20.59%) AIX
5 14 (20.59%) C#
6 13 (19.12%) SQL
6 13 (19.12%) ITIL
6 13 (19.12%) Process Management
7 11 (16.18%) Korn
7 11 (16.18%) Linux
7 11 (16.18%) Oracle
7 11 (16.18%) Project Management
8 10 (14.71%) J2EE
8 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
8 10 (14.71%) XML
8 10 (14.71%) XSD
8 10 (14.71%) XSLT
9 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (11.76%) Tivoli
10 8 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.76%) WebSphere
11 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy

Continuous Improvement
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Continuous Improvement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.35%) MS Project
3 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Firewall
1 1 (1.47%) DNS
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) DB2
1 16 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Local Government
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Military
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Applications Developer
3 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.41%) Test Architect
6 3 (4.41%) PMO Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Programme Office Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) J2EE
1 10 (14.71%) XML
1 10 (14.71%) XSD
1 10 (14.71%) XSLT
2 6 (8.82%) Spring
2 6 (8.82%) JPA
3 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.41%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.41%) Web Services
6 2 (2.94%) CSS
6 2 (2.94%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.94%) jQuery
6 2 (2.94%) WCF
6 2 (2.94%) HTML5
6 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.47%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (7.35%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.88%) PMI
3 2 (2.94%) CESG
3 2 (2.94%) Statistics
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) RMADS
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) UNIX
2 14 (20.59%) AIX
3 11 (16.18%) Linux
4 3 (4.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Quality Management
2 15 (22.06%) Six Sigma
3 13 (19.12%) ITIL
3 13 (19.12%) Process Management
4 11 (16.18%) Project Management
5 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
6 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.82%) TDD
7 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.82%) Service Management
7 6 (8.82%) ITSM
8 5 (7.35%) Project Planning
8 5 (7.35%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.88%) Change Control
10 3 (4.41%) Time Management
10 3 (4.41%) MVC
11 2 (2.94%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Java
2 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
2 14 (20.59%) C#
3 13 (19.12%) SQL
4 11 (16.18%) Korn
5 3 (4.41%) sed
5 3 (4.41%) AWK
6 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
1 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.88%) MBA
2 4 (5.88%) CSQA
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CISSP
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 4 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 8 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) IBM
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.35%) JBoss
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
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